|Lee Rosevere - Dune [hprs002] - Happy Puppy Records|
|Unthunk - Big Boots (single) - Happy Puppy Records|
This debut single release from the group known as Unthunk might appear to be nothing more than a strange odd ditty on first listen. However, further listens (especially to the b-side "Spiny Urchin") reveal an uncharacteristic and deceptively complex creation. There is an intent and purpose being every sound, even if it sounds a bit goofy. Either way, we believe this release will turn into a quiet cult classic...
|Lee Rosevere - The Devil is a Captcha - Happy Puppy Records|
Captcha's were already annoying, and lately they've gotten worse. The jumbled letters are so masked on website that they can be barely read, let alone retyped. On a recent account signup, Google asked me to type something illegible. So I hit the "play" button so I could understand it. What I heard was even more disturbing (google "captcha" on youtube, others have discovered it too). A mix of backwards and garbled voices with an anonymous robot reads random words at disjointed intervals...
|Peter Di Phillips - Omphalos - Happy Puppy Records|
Presenting a debut release by Peter Di Phillips for Happy Puppy: Omphalos. Peter, who also goes by the name slowdazzzle, creates dark and spacey electronic soundscapes highlighted with minimal but effective melodies... definitely of interest for fans of atmospheric soundtracks. Many highlights, but we particularly enjoy the synthy-calm "Tranquillamente" trilogy at the end, which pretty much sounds like what its title implies...
|Lee Rosevere - Fall of the House of Usher - Happy Puppy Records|
For this Halloween, we're pleased to present a new original score by Lee Rosevere written for the 1928 silent public domain film "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Melville Webber and J.S. Watson Jr, based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. This early and fine example of avant-garde cinema is a visually-rich film, and offers many possibilities and challenges when it comes to the music, especially since it doesn't follow conventional storytelling techniques...
|Lee Rosevere - Future Solutions - Happy Puppy Records|
A collection of compositions inspired by the KPM music library of the mid 1980s. Artwork by ciokkolata: http://ciokkolata.deviantart.com/art/Cityscape-at-dusk-357815852
|Tytia Mina Teremina - Blitzkugel - Happy Puppy Records|
Our last release of 2013 before taking a Christmas break is a single by another debut group on Happy Puppy - Tytia Mina Teremina, a Lithuanian pop duo renowned for exceptionally wry lyrics (sung in their native language) and rhythmic hypnotic sound. They would like to share with your their new single "Blitzkugel" from the forthcoming album "Bananas Bankomate" (A Banana in the Cash Machine). Recommended for fans of early 80s new wave and synth-based german pop...
|Various - Manos: The Remix of Fate - Volume 2 (Zurdo) - Happy Puppy Records|
Here is the companion volume to last weeks release of MANOS: The Remix of Fate! Back in June I discovered that in addition to the film Manos: The Hands of Fate being remastered in hi-def for DVD and Blu-Ray, the soundtrack to the cult-classic bad film was also released on Bandcamp, and licensed under CC-BY-NC. So the call for remixes was issued, and this compilation is the result. This has been fantastic to put together, and I couldn't have done it without the generous help of Marc Weidenbaum ...
|Scrap Heap - Outset [hpr028] - Happy Puppy Records|
Scrap Heap makes his debut on Happy Puppy with the experimental noise EP Outset. Scott Graue, the man behind Scrap Heap, is also a fellow netlabeler and propriator of Oceanbase label. Unlike a lot of noise music produced, Scott's approach to taking a single solitary sample and stretching, expanding and morphing it beyond it's original form, is intelligent and dynamic. Using distortion and tones as percussion, the sound constantly moves and keeps you guessing and interested in what will happen ne...
Keywords: scrap heap; noise; experimental
|Graffiti Mechanism - Let's Go Everywhere [hpr040] - Happy Puppy Records|
Graffiti Mechanism returns to the HP roster with a brand new EP of soothing, melodic ambient textures. Playful loops and rhythms change ever so subtley (in grand phase tradition) and create a calming and hypnotic state of mind. This could easily be heard in a planetarium. Visit Graffiti Mechanism also at proc-records.net
|Various - Manos: The Remix of Fate - Volume 1 (Diestro) - Happy Puppy Records|
Well, here it is! Volume 1 (diestro) of MANOS: The Remix of Fate! Back in June I discovering that in addition to the film being remastered in hi-def for DVD and Blu-Ray, the soundtrack to the cult-classic bad film Manos: The Hands of Fate was also released on Bandcamp, and licensed under CC-BY-NC. So the call for remixes was issued, and this compilation is the result. This has been fantastic to put together, and I couldn't have done it without the generous help of Marc Weidenbaum of disquiet.com...
|c4 - verbatim [hpr017] - Happy Puppy Records|
Toledo's c4 returns with another EP of high-quality techno and electronic goodness. Verbatim is chock full of upbeat fun tracks like "lol yeh", the sweet grooviness of "smile for sarah" and the old school dance-house "unt", plus lots more to enjoy.
|Cagey House - Medicine Hats - Happy Puppy Records|
When Dave Keifer of Cagey House sent me this EP for release, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. It's quite different from his last release on Happy Puppy - for lack of a better description, it's experimental but still very accessible. It was only until I quizzed Dave about what I was hearing did he give me some background on how the songs were composed. I don't want to give away any secrets (you can ask him if you want) but rather you just listen and enjoy the unpredictable pretty nature of...
|Origami Repetika - 2 high fidelity songs 4 headphones - Happy Puppy Records|
This is a debut release on Happy Puppy from Adam Sigmund, aka Origami Repetika, aka Agent 220 of Origami Republika (universal network of people who are interested in sharing expressions) Origami Repetika has a number of releases on our close friends Adam Crammond's proc-records.net label, as well as the infamous 20kpbs and abulia concepts."These are two tracks I recently finished before taking a break for the rest of 2011 as my new wife and I are getting a place of our own right after christmas....
|Lee Rosevere - Asimov (music inspired by the writings of) - Happy Puppy Records|
An album of original music, inspired by the writings of Isaac Asimov. Each track is named after the corresponding short-story that inspired it.
|Various - Drones To Make Dinner By - Happy Puppy Records|
A year ago, I put out the call for drones - not just any drones, but drones that would be good to make dinner by. The inspiration came from those thematic 50's and 60's "mood music" albums.. music to water the garden by, music to relax by, etc. And I received quite a range of interpretations of what exactly drones would be good while preparing dinner. After all the tracks were submitted and I began putting everything together, I really wanted to have no interruptions between the tracks...
|Scarm - Several Minutes Of The Man [hpr 045] - Happy Puppy Records|
Happy Puppy is proud to announce a new group to the roster: Scarm. This Russian-based band dropped this album on us out of the blue, and it's quite interesting. A curious blend of atmospheric guitars and drums with a experimental and improvisational edge, emotional, darkly melodic noise ambient. This could easily appear on a soundtrack to an underground indie film, but also stands completely on its own...
Downloads: 212 (1 review)
|Peter DiPhillips - The Great Famine - Happy Puppy Records|
We've released two of Peter's album on Happy Puppy in the past, and now this third release from him literally goes further back into the past. Musical influenced by Peter's Irish ancestry, The Great Famine is a dark and serious concept album focusing on the period of 1845-1849 in Ireland, where "the indisputable fact that huge quantities of food were exported from Ireland to England throughout the period when the people of Ireland were dying of starvation." (Cecil Woodham-Smith)...
|Lee Rosevere - Ghost Words [hpr022] - Happy Puppy Records|
Ghost Words is Lee Rosevere's first solo piano improvisational release, digitally recorded live with no overdubs or edits. These compositions do not follow traditional song structure. Much like a layered painting, emotion is the guiding force behind invention: melodies hide inside one another, and moods and textures change frequently. Lee's musical influences include Zappa's instrumental work, Michael Snow, Steve Reich, and John Cage...
Keywords: lee rosevere; piano; classical; experimental; improvisation; snow; reich; cage; zappa; solo piano; ghost
|Various - The Classicality of /'Zəeppə/ - Happy Puppy Records|
Recently, I came across this commercial release and wondered if it would be possible to create a version using only tracks available for free download online (Creative Commons licensed tracks) since many of the original composers are no longer with us. Turns out, it is possible! Thanks to a variety of online classical search engines (and the gracious permission of all the ensembles and artists for allowing redistribution), I am very proud to present this collection, which I will refer to as The ...
|Lee Rosevere - Silo [hpr010] - Happy Puppy Records|
A recorded performance of new electro-acoustic and experimental works by Lee, streamed to the Silo grain building #5 in Montreal via the internet.
Keywords: silo; lee; rosevere; electro-acoustic; live; experimental
|Lee Rosevere - Red Danube - Happy Puppy Records|
inspired by the red toxic sludge in Hungary. Written by J. Strauss II, arranged and performance by Lee Rosevere. This track is in the public domain.
|#CCmixtape - Over Clouds - Happy Puppy Records|
Presenting the first in a series of Creative Commons mixes, called #CCmixtapes. This particular mix by Lee Rosevere focuses on the subject of clouds, using a blend of cc-music licensed under BY-NC found at archive.org and freemusicarchive.org, and public domain recordings of 'cloudy' readings from the wonderful librivox.org site. Some tracks have been altered from their original versions, and we graciously thank the musicians who released their music under a CC license that made these changes po...
|Origami Repetika - Computer Time - Happy Puppy Records|
After releasing his first single on Happy Puppy last year, Origami Repetika is back with his first mini-LP for us. The man behind Origami Repetika is Adam Sigmund, who is a member of the Origami Republika collective, and now is also a member of the South Jersey SoundFont Collective (SJSFC). There's lots of bright and sunny sounds in these bouncy chip-tunes, and would probably do well if you were looking for chipmusic to exercise to - case in point, the song "Sunny Morning Exercise Club"...
|Morgan Sadler - Go On - Happy Puppy Records|
Happy Puppy is proud to present a single release by Canadian singer/songwriter Morgan Sadler. She describes her musical creations as beautiful disasters with thoughtful, yet sometimes obscure lyrics, sung with sincere emotion. Morgan has been performing and writing for years, getting her start at The Merchant, in Kingston ON. Since then, she formed a trio and released her first EP called Turn, one of the tracks featured here "Go On" won a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Song 2009-2010.
|Jenny Dalton remixed by Lee Rosevere - Ice To Vapor - Happy Puppy Records|
An EP of remixes using the lead vocals of tracks from Jenny Dalton's album "Rusalka's Umbrella". Visit Jenny Dalton online: jennydalton.com also visit Happy Puppy Records
|Westdale Jr. High Stage Band - Wildcat Jazz 1987 [hpr015] - Happy Puppy Records|
Recorded at June, 1987 at Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg MB. Directed by Mary Carlson. Band member list forthcoming.
Keywords: westdale; junior; high; school; winnipeg; manitoba
|Fudge - Dictionaraoke - Happy Puppy Records|
10 years ago, the Dictionaraoke.org site launched, created by the Snuggles Online collective, where people would take midi-versions of songs and create a 'vocal' for them by using the recorded words provided by online dictionaries (more about how it works here). The project stalled around 2005, and while the website is still there, the files are not. Fudge contributed a version of the Manilow classic "Copacabana", which we are proud to have available online again in greater quality.....
|KUSO - Sursu and Tabriz [hpr025] - Happy Puppy Records|
Happy Puppy is pleased to announce the debut EP from the latest addition to the Puppy label family. Although the word "Kuso" means internet culture parody in East Asia, these tracks by the enigmatic artist Kuso suggest intent in a more serious musical direction. This EP is split into 2 distinct parts, the first titled "TABRIZ" which encorporates elements of Japanese-sounding guitars alongside orchestrations and melodies that resemble the 1970's work of Ennio Morricone...
|Peter DiPhillips - Midnight Sun - Happy Puppy Records|
We're very pleased here at Happy Puppy to announce a new album by instrumentalist Peter DiPhillips. This is Peter's second album on the label, after releasing Omphalos last year. Midnight Sun continues Peter's atmospheric and enveloping ambient music, with subtle dark moments that certainly take their time unfolding, with five pieces that run a little over an hour. We really can't say it better than Michael Diamond, quoted "Peter creates electronic soundscapes from minimalist and meditative to...
|The Phreezound Orchestra - Happy Puppy Records|
The Phreezound Orchestra is project of arranged music 100% comprised of sounds sourced from the freesound.org website. The intention was to use the individual sounds and create new pieces that could quite possibly be played by an actual orchestra/band. Special thanks to all the original musicians/uploaders for their work.
|c4 - nothing [hpr027] - Happy Puppy Records|
c4 returns with another EP of spacey electronic loops and grooves. Very much in the style of Jean Michel-Jarre and spacey-masters The Orb, these four tracks show Adam's melodic side, but still retain the hypnotic quality from his other work. By using no percussion or drums, the music has a floating quality, with movement propelled by the rhythm of the melodies. Quite easily a favorite of mine out of all of Adam's work - download it now, you will enjoy it too.
|Oak Park High School 1988 [hpr016] - Happy Puppy Records|
Recorded live at MBC Studios, June 7 and 16 1988 Winnipeg MB. Engineered by Clive Perry Directed by Gary Pollard
Keywords: oak; park; high school; stage; band
|Lee Rosevere - Son Of Tegwar - Happy Puppy Records|
Video for "Son Of Tegwar". Music by Lee Rosevere. Visuals from the film "Attack From Space"
Keywords: lee; rosevere; son; tegwar; attack; space; sci-fi; robots; cheese
|Scott Lawlor - 2161866618216 - Happy Puppy Records|
When Scott submitted this album for consideration, I agreed to release it on the basis of the music and the concept (I'm a sucker for concept albums). It is easily the most (and probably only) overtly-political album on our netlabel and while I personally do not agree with his political views, I respect his freedom to voice them. I consider this an "ambient protest" album (and there aren't too many of those around) - the perfect background listening for tax filing...
|King For A Day - fan tribute to XTC Volume 3 - Happy Puppy Records|
The third volume in a series of fan-recorded covers of the music of XTC, originally sent to members of the XTC fan club on cassette. Produced and compiled by Richard Pedretti-Allen for the Chalkhills digest (1996-2001). The CD-R of all 130+ covers is available from Richard for a small fee
|Various - Mallumo - Happy Puppy Records|
This is a compilation of tracks submitted for a monthy music-making challenge called It's That Time Of The Month (ITTOTM) hosted by Le Berger. Each month a set of sounds/stems/samples are made available to the group, and they are encouraged to remix it to create a new piece of music in any way they see fit. If you'd like to participate, visit Le Berger's website. This collection was selected by Lee Rosevere out of the January and February submissions...
|Lee Rosevere - Sounds Of Earth [hprs001] - Happy Puppy Records|
Happy Puppy is proud to announce their 'single series' and the debut is by Lee Rosevere, featuring a remix of the sounds of earth. Scientists posted a recording of how the earth sounds from space, and Lee remixed the original file into 2 new ambient works. The original file can be heard at this website.
Downloads: 1,271 (1 review)
|Lee Rosevere - Time-Lapse: Volume 1 - Happy Puppy Records|
Slow-motion synthesized versions of popular classical pieces. produced & arranged by LR original digital transcriptions by John Dimick, Frankie Ho, Robert Finley, Dieter Carels and Christian Mondrup
|Happy Puppy Records - 16-bit Box Set - Happy Puppy Records|
Hey... we're seven years old! Happy Puppy went online April 10, 2006... and since then we've been so pleased with the reaction the music we've released has had. Never thought it would really get this far... Anyway, to celebrate we've cooked up something for the all the lo-bit fans out there: every Happy Puppy album and single in one massive 16-bit box set! That's right.. 69 albums, 17 singles, 610 tracks, 41 hours, 44 minutes and 5 seconds! You get the very first release by Lee, all the way up t...
|Graffiti Mechanism - Forext [hpr031] - Happy Puppy Records|
dedicated to my good friend and long-time feline pal, Kafer, and also to anyone anywhere pursuing peace and humble living. religious tolerance is crucial to the essential progression of humanity. †
|Cagey House - Pedal and Boom - Happy Puppy Records|
Happy Puppy is happy to welcome Cagey House (Dave Keifer) to the label with his personal brand of modern classical, experimental and avant-garde music. Dave Keifer has been releasing music as Cagey House since 2005. As he describes it: "The early releases were fairly traditional instrumentals in a “the Ventures play Sun Ra” style. Since then the music has become more free, frenetic, and raw. That said, this particular release is pretty quiet and melodic, with a general air of wistful, if som...
|Jason Kaneshiro - GHJK [hpr034] - Happy Puppy Records|
Jason Kaneshiro is a man connected to media and popular culture, who blogs professionally about technology, movies and music and runs his own media site Webomatica and has done so before it was trendy, before the word "blog" became common. He's also an excellent graphic designer and records his own music in his spare time. I first discovering Jason during the grand old mp3.com days, where he posted a single track "Suburbia" which I enjoyed enough on its own to email him...
|Uncle Neptune - self-titled - Happy Puppy Records|
It is with great pleasure that Happy Puppy announces the return of Uncle Neptune! Yes, after a long 7 year absence from being available online, Happy Puppy is re-issuing the first Uncle Neptune album with the permission of the Uncle Neptune estate. After releasing his first album in 2001, Uncle Neppy received some notable national attention thanks to Richardson's Roundup on CBC Radio One, and then in 2005 the world found out about the wonderful music thanks to a mention on the popular site boing...
|Uncle Neptune - Music for A Rainy Day - Happy Puppy Records|
In our continuing campaign to have the music of Uncle Neptune online once again, we are pleased to announce the re-release of his second album "Music for A Rainy Day".
Keywords: tin pan alley; singer-songwriter
|Bessemerr - Fields [hpr032] - Happy Puppy Records|
Fields is the third album released by the Italian one-man-act Bessemerr. Under the shell of noisy electro-dub and electro-acoustic suggestions,the entire work is inspired by the futurist artist Ardengo Soffici: like his poetry, Fields tries to re-create the junction between the profound empathy with the homeland (Tuscany: the same for both) and the impulse to dynamism, a typical futurist feature.
|Radiesman - Best Friends On The Beach [hpr018] - Happy Puppy Records|
Radiesman is one of the true infamous icons of the mp3.com generation of artists. He appeared on the website back in 2000, with no explanation or reason. His tortured love ballads, crooned with an ache that cannot be understated, were beyond description. And as soon as he appeared, he vanished. Happy Puppy Records is proud to annouce the re-release of Radiesman only-known recordings entitled "Best Friends On The Beach"...
|Pollux - Rspct - Happy Puppy Records|
This little E.P. is like a tribute to 3 artists/friends I love & respect: Graffiti Mechanism (Adam Crammond), RedSk (Patrick Doyle), Argiflex (Curtis Lehr). Thanks to them & thanks to you. Track 2: original track from Argiflex is in "Regolith": http://www.archive.org/details/Argiflex-Regolith Track 3: original track from Graffiti Mechanism is in "Let's Go Everywhere": http://www.archive.org/details/hpr040_Graffiti-Mechanism Track 4: contains samples used from RedSk Soundpack 1 & 2: http://www.ar...
|The Cosmopolitans - It's Cosmopolitan Time! - Happy Puppy Records|
The Cosmopolitans were legendary on the Winnipeg public access scene from the mid 1980s for over 20 years. The musical duo of Marion Clemens and Louise Wynberg had the longest running show on VPW Channel 11 in Winnipeg, where once a week they would play their favourite songs (mostly from Louise's memory) sometimes in the studio and sometimes on location with Marion on drums and Louise on keyboards and vocals...
|Lee Rosevere - Music for MOBA [hpr038] - Happy Puppy Records|
A collection of new compositions by Lee Rosevere, each piece inspired by a particular painting from the Museum of Bad Art. There are 21 pieces in all, each one named after the artwork it was inspired by. Visit the virtual gallery tour at the Happy Puppy Records website. Cover photo by Casey Bisson (cc). Special thanks to Michael Frank, curator of MOBA for permission regarding this project. Please visit the MOBA website, and support them with a donation or purchase one of their many fine products...